Mandate, vision, mission and values

The work of the Canadian Grain Commission is guided by our mandate, vision, mission and values.


The Canadian Grain Commission works in the interests of grain producers. Guided by the Canada Grain Act, the Canadian Grain Commission works to establish and maintain standards of quality for Canadian grain, regulate grain handling in Canada, and to ensure that grain is a dependable commodity for domestic and export markets.

Mandate Letter

The Canadian Grain Commission’s Mandate Letter outlines the expectations and key priorities of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.


To be a world class, science-based quality assurance provider.


To ensure the integrity and marketability of Canadian grain for the domestic and international grain trade, from producer to global consumer.



Excellence is upholding Canada’s reputation as a leader in the grain industry by going above and beyond the organizational goals.

We accomplish this by:

  • Promoting collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation to create an engaged work force
  • Providing relevant, efficient and adaptable programs and services
  • Committing to maintain a high standard of quality


Integrity is maintaining our proven reputation of trust and accountability.

We demonstrate integrity with our stakeholders and employees by:

  • Taking responsibility for our actions
  • Standing by our decisions
  • Upholding our Values and Ethics Codes


Respect is treating all colleagues and clients with dignity, fairness and honesty.

We maintain a professional, healthy and productive team environment by:

  • Leading by example
  • Appreciating the values and diversity of all people
  • Honouring individual creativity, opinions and thoughts


Accountability is being responsible for our actions and decisions, while fostering an atmosphere of growth, trust and acceptance.

We accomplish this by:

  • Having the courage to admit to mistakes and build confidence by correcting and learning from them
  • Being transparent in all aspects of our daily work activities
  • Being good stewards of public trust
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